The Independent Filmmaker Labs (from IFP)
Deadline: Documentary – March 7; Narrative – April 4
“IFP’s unique year-long mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films. Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million), this highly immersive program provides filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films – and their careers.
Through the Labs, IFP works to ensure that talented emerging voices receive the support, resources, and industry exposure necessary to reach audiences. Open to all first time feature documentary and narrative directors with films in post-production.”
Past Participants: Blue Caprice (dir. Alexandre Moors), Concussion (dir. Stacie Passon), Pariah (dir. Dee Rees), Habibi (dir. Susan Youssef), Evolution of a Criminal (dir. Darius Clark Monroe) , 12 O’Clock Boys (dir. Lotfy Nathan), Our Nixon (dir. Penny Lane)
Entry fee: $50 (must be an active IFP member)
Documentary Application: https://lab.ifp.org/registration/index.cfm?ifp=documentary
Narrative Application: https://lab.ifp.org/registration/index.cfm?ifp=narrative